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Foodies of Palermo - street food tour

Palermo, Italy

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Experience hosted by Marco

3 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

If you want to taste the authentic Sicilian street food and catch the real soul of Palermo, this is the right choice! I and my friends will take you around the backstreets and markets of Palermo to give you the opportunity to enjoy the best local street food. We will stop at some carefully selected food stalls, modest bakeries and old inns to sample traditional street food and sip some "limited edition" wine ;-) Please be aware that this is not a gourmet tour, but a street food tour! Palermitan street food is renowned for being various but also challenging...so stretch your belly! Not only food: during the tour we will also discuss other topics like history, arts, traditions and social issues (eg.mafia). We will also share with you the best tips to enjoy the rest of your stay like a real local.
MORNING TOUR (all year round) explores the local markets of Capo and Vucciria and its secret gems.
EVENING TOUR (May-Oct) takes travellers around the intricate alleys of the modern port La Cala and the busy nightlife area of La Vucciria. This tour gives foodies the chance to try some unique night-time bites not available in the morning.
NB: the tour takes place rain or shine.
Group tour language: English only. Private tours available also in Italian, Spanish, French, Arabic.
Other things to note
ONLY the morning group tour IS adaptable for veget/pescat, the evening group tour is not. The experience is not suitable for vegans, celiacs, dairy allergic, people with limited walking capacity. Few chances to sit along the tour. At the meeting point we have a strict ten-min waiting policy.No pets
If you want to taste the authentic Sicilian street food and catch the real soul of Palermo, this is the right choice! I and my friends will take you around the backstreets and markets of Palermo to give you the opportunity to enjoy the best local street food. We will stop at some carefully selected food stalls, modest bakeries and old inns to sample traditional street food and sip some "limited edition" wine ;-) Please be aware that this is not a…

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What's included

  • Food
    At least 5 different street foods (eg. arancini, chickpea fritters, spleen...
  • Drinks
    TWO DRINKS: one glass of beer at first stop and one glass of wine or beer i...
  • Equipment
    We grant all participants joining the morning tour with a personal Food Pas...
From $55
/ person

Meet your host, Marco

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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Hi! We are a group of Palermitan guides with an obsession for food&wine! I (Marco) and my friends Salvo, Angelo, Raffa, Naida and Sergio are the pioneers of street food tours in Sicily. Come with us if you want to feel the real street spirit of Palermo. We don't see you as a client but as a friend! We keep a laid-back attitude with travellers, we share tips, facts and personal stories. We want you to know real Palermo without any touristy filters.
You don't know what food tour to book? We give you a tip: if hosts offer you cannoli in summertime, skip it! Cannoli is a seasonal winter dessert and in summertime are made for tourists only!
Unlike other hosts, we are licensed guides, we operate in compliance with the Italian tourist law and we happily pay taxes ;)
Hi! We are a group of Palermitan guides with an obsession for food&wine! I (Marco) and my friends Salvo, Angelo, Raffa, Naida and Sergio are the pioneers of street food tours in Sicily. Come with us if you want to feel the real street spirit of Palermo. We don't see you as a client but as a friend! We keep a laid-back attitude with travellers, we share tips, facts and personal stories. We want you to know real Palermo without any touristy filters.
You don't know what food tour to book? We…
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Where you'll be

MEETING POINT: main gate of Massimo Theatre, the opera house, in Piazza Verdi.
THE MORNING TOUR GOES THROUGH: Piazza Verdi, Capo food market, Backstreets, Vucciria district, Old Inn of Uncle Totò, Food stalls, Piazza San Domenico (end).
THE EVENING TOUR GOES THROUGH: Piazza Verdi, La Cala (the modern port of the city), Backstreets, Vucciria district, Old Inn of Uncle Totò, Food stalls, Piazza San Domenico (end).

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 699 reviews.

Silvia
October 2020
Diving into Palermos market culture with Marco was a great experience. Marco is such a great person, very funny and knowledgeable about the typical market foods. Do it if you are in Palermo!
Felix
October 2020
Amazing food experience where we had the chance to visit places and food we would never have tried on our own. Highly recommend this tour! Mille Grazie (:
Doris
October 2020
Fantastic food tour in Palermo, highly recommended, we went on a Saturday and the markets were in full swing.marco tells you all about food, the background, people’s habits and Sicily’s history-Do not eat before as you will be full in the end:-)just go ahead and book, we loved the 11:00 am tour!
Fantastic food tour in Palermo, highly recommended, we went on a Saturday and the markets were in full swing.marco tells you all about food, the background, people’s habits and Si…
George
October 2020
We had a great tour with the wonderful Marco -he was full of interesting stories and great advice about local food. A really interesting insight into Palermo, its history and food.
Niamh
October 2020
A great food tour of Palermo! We tried a variety of Sicilian foods we wouldn’t have tried otherwise and our host recommended us lots of places to try.
Sofia
October 2020
The experience with Marco was amazing! He gave so much backgrounds about Palermo and his market. He also gave a lot of suggestions about here to eat and place to visit nearby. If we will be back in Palermo, we will definitely do the evening tour too. Highly recommended!
The experience with Marco was amazing! He gave so much backgrounds about Palermo and his market. He also gave a lot of suggestions about here to eat and place to visit nearby. If w…

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 8 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

    Alcohol

    This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

    What to bring

    comfy walking shoes (avoid flip flop), sunhat, bottle of water, tissues. Please bring your own mash.